ISBE on Suspensions, Expulsions and Truancy by LAN, with a breakdown of
race/ethnicity and gender (2002-2003)
LANs Refocus on Education: Reducing truancy, suspensions and expulsions
for at-risk children in Illinois
concentrating on deflecting children from the DCFS system, LANs will be
charged with improving school outcomes for all at-risk children in their
communities, including but not limited to DCFS wards. All LANs contracts
will be redirected toward these goals. The same allocation formulas used
in FY05 will be used in FY06 for each LAN.
of the Family-Centered Services (FCS) Initiative is to develop, support,
and maintain a coordinated and integrated statewide network of child-centered,
family-focused and community-based prevention-orientated services.
FCS is funded with federal dollars through Title IV-B as part of the Promoting
Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program.
Illinois plans to spend approximately $15.2 million in federal FCS money.
Of that, approximately 33% is directed toward LANs contracts. Another
67% is directed towards contracts with private providers for a variety
of FCS services, including intact family services, family preservation
services, adoption preservation services, counseling, and extended family
services. Many providers receive multiple FCS contracts through the LANs
and for other FCS purposes.
In FY06 all
LANs contracts will be redirected toward reducing suspensions, expulsions
and truancy. Other FCS contracts with private providers will not be affected
by this initiative.